Tag Archives: managing IBD

How Do You Fix an IBD Flare?

how to fix an IBD flare

An Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) flare is a scary spot to be in. We often want to immediately fix an IBD flare with the quickest solutions possible so we can get back to our normal lives. I’m sure you can imagine that that isn’t always doable and our best bet is to help our bodies […]

Medications for IBD: Steroids

steroids for ibd

Steroids Overview: Commonly refers to the class of drugs known as glucocorticoids. This class is related to the natural hormone hydrocortisone, or cortisol.  Cortisol is essential for:  Metabolism Bone formation Regulation of the immune system   Steroids are used for many different conditions like asthma, arthritis, rashes, and autoimmune diseases. These are different from anabolic […]

Mental Health & IBD

mental health and ibd

IBD affects all areas of our lives and can make day to day life really difficult. There are several coping tools that can help us manage our disease and mental health better.  The gut-brain axis is what we call the bidirectional bond between the central and the enteric nervous system. Your vagus nerve links the […]

START HERE- What We Recommend and Why (*newly updated)

A group of friends laugh together and eat a spread of food outside on a rooftop, Crohn's and Colitis Dietitians nutrition therapy for IBD

Why We Have Our Own Method Feel free to look through all of the diets & our comprehensive assessment of each. Through interacting and working with thousands of IBD patients, we have come up with our own method that condenses the most evidence backed and most effective strategies to help those with IBD- 1) Reduce […]

SCD for IBD: Everything You Need to Know About The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

specific carbohydrate diet for IBD

It’s finally here! A blog post on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) for IBD. We recently covered the Carnivore Diet for IBD as well!  The SCD diet is frequently discussed in medical circles as a form of medical nutrition therapy for Crohn’s. It’s also one that we frequently hear questions about from our clients and […]

Is the Carnivore Diet Good For Ulcerative Colitis?

The Carnivore Diet

With a simple Google search of “is the Carnivore Diet good for Ulcerative Colitis” you will find plenty of anecdotal evidence being used by people like Shawn Baker and other low-carb enthusiasts advocating for the Carnivore Diet for IBD. But, is it true? Shawn Baker, a medical doctor, whose license was revoked in New Mexico […]

Why Do Nutrients Get Low in IBD?

why do nutrients get low in IBD?

In an effort to provide you with high quality information and help you understand your Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) better, we wanted to discuss the why behind nutrient deficiencies. Today we will take a look at why nutrients get low in IBD.  IBD is a chronic illness that affects the digestive tract and presents itself […]

Why Does IBD Make Me So Tired?

fatigue in IBD

Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had a long history of IBD, it is almost certain that you have asked the question, “Why does IBD make me so tired?!” to your friends, family, and health care team. In today’s blog post we discuss the top reasons for fatigue in IBD and actionable items you […]

Pediatric IBD? What Every Parent Needs To Know If You Have A Child With IBD

pediatric IBD

Pediatric IBD is scary for any parent to navigate, especially if the parent doesn’t have any prior knowledge or experience with the disease. We have seen these challenges first hand with our clients and want to provide some words of comfort and wisdom.  IBD in pediatric populations is growing worldwide, with about 20-25% of diagnoses […]

Got Iron Deficiency? Everything You Need to Know About Iron 

iron deficiency

Got Iron Deficiency? Everything You Need to Know About Iron  Understanding iron can be confusing at times since there are multiple markers that are looked at to define our iron status. As IBD patients, we know that our condition can lead to multiple nutritional deficiencies, including iron deficiency with or without anemia.   There are many […]